The Aviator Beacon

Inspiring the Leader Within

August 16, 2019

Thank you families for attending this year's Leader in Me Parent Night!!

We appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules to learn about the Leader in Me & 7 Habits. Through leadership notebooks & family challenges, your family will be able to utilize the tools learned at Parent Night to implement & practice the 7 Habits at home. We look forward to seeing your student(s) grow & discover their unique talents throughout the year!

Leader in Me

Habit 1: Be Proactive

In Habit 1: Be Proactive, students learn they are responsible for their actions, emotions, attitudes, and behaviors. Students recognize how making proactive choices shows the vital leadership skill of responsibility.

Highly Effective Practices

  • Use Proactive Language
  • Focus on Your Circle of Influence
  • Become a Transition Person
  • Pause & Respond Based on Principles & Desired Results

Upcoming Aviator Activities

Calendar of Events

August 19th to 23rd - Cash 4 Classrooms Campaign

**Return completed envelopes to your child's teacher

Monday, August 19th - Young Rembrandts Class

3:20 - 4:20pm, Room #C1

Tuesday, August 20th

Tech XPlorers, 3:15 - 4:00pm, Lab B

Science Matters, 3:20 - 4:20pm, Room #C4

Thursday, August 22nd - PTO Back to School Movie Night

5:30pm, Harkins Queen Creek

Friday, August 23rd

Art Masterpiece Parent Meeting @ 2:00 - 3:00pm, Room #D6

Bricks 4 Kidz, 3:20 - 4:20pm, Room #C2

Music, 3:20 - 4:20pm, Room #C9

Wednesday, August 28th - Early Dismissal @ 11:40am

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thursday, August 29th - Early Dismissal @ 11:40am

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Monday, September 2 - No School, Labor Day Holiday

Cash 4 Classrooms Campaign

This week our school is participating in the annual Chandler Education Foundation's Cash 4 Classrooms Campaign which funds enrichment grants for classrooms & schools across Chandler Unified School District. Even a small donation makes a big difference.

**Auxier's Goal = $2 per student

Want to skip the paperwork?

Text CEF to (480) 712-4081 to contribute today or donate online at

Tax Credit & ECA Fees

Reduce your tax bill & benefit our school by contributing to qualifying activities, such as Field Trips, after-school activities, instructional programs, and much more!! Your generous contribution helps students become involved in meaningful & life-enhancing activities. The funds go directly to the schools/programs you designate. ECA Fees qualify towards your $200/$400 tax contribution limit.

**Arizona law ARS 43-1089.01 enables taxpayers a tax credit contribution of up to $400 per calendar year if filing status is Married, filing Joint Return; $200 per calendar year if filing status is Single or Head of Household; and, $200 per calendar year if filing status is Married filing separate return — for contributions that fund extracurricular activities in public schools. A tax credit is a full refund, not a deduction.

Instructions for Making Tax Credit Donations & Fee Payments

CUSD Tax Credit Website

CUSD Community Education

The Community Education Department provides a variety of academic, enrichment & recreation activities for the students of the Chandler Unified School District. Through Community Education, kids can choose activities just for them, ranging from:

  • Enrichment classes
  • Preschool
  • Before/after school care
  • Ages 0-5 early childhood development programs
  • Summer & Intersession Camps
  • Facility & Field Rentals
  • Chandler Sports League
  • Summer Academy Classes
  • Camps & Clinics
  • Community Seminars

Find out more information & register for activities through the Community Education Website!

Upcoming technology clubs offered at Auxier, through Community Education, are featured below:

From the Front Office

**Safety Reminder**

  • In the Front & South parking lots, parents are welcome to Park & Walk their student(s)
  • Vehicles MUST park in a space before student(s) enter/exit the vehicle
  • Student(s) must be accompanied by an adult when walking through the parking lot
  • As you are waiting for a parking spot, students MAY NOT exit the vehicle & walk to the crosswalk
  • Utilize crosswalks when walking onto campus & through parking lots

Parent Pickup: Dashboard Sign

In order to assist with the traffic flow of Parent Pickup in the afternoon, it is highly encouraged to create a sign for your dashboard/window. Please write or type your child’s last name, first name, & grade level. If you have multiple children, write your last name, each child’s name & grade level underneath. Write or type in BIG BOLD letters so the staff on duty can read the names easily.

Bus Safety

Thank you for partnering with CUSD to keep our bus riders safe!

Here are a couple reminders of important transportation responsibilities:

  • Students will remain seated while bus in in motion & until it comes to a complete stop
  • Follow directions from the bus driver at all times
  • Kindergarten & 1st grade students must have a parent/legal guardian at the bus stop in the morning & afternoon
  • While waiting for the bus, students must stand a safe distance from the curb/roadway & respect our neighbor's properties
  • Parents should discuss bus rules & safety with their child(ren)

Health Office

Your child may not be in school & will be sent home by the Health Assistant. Below are examples of condition(s) that require students to remain at home:

  • Fever of 100.4 or Higher. A child must be fever-free for 24 hours (without fever reducing medication) before returning to school.
  • Persistent Cough
  • Sore Throat with Fever &/or White Spots
  • Rash
  • Vomit
  • Active Head Lice

An updated copy of immunization records are due upon enrollment. The Health Office will contact families with upcoming &/or expired records.

Feel free to contact Mrs. Langelier at (480) 424-8402 with any questions

What's for Lunch?

2019-2020 Breakfast & Lunch menus are available here.

Check your child's account balance & add money through My School Bucks

Breakfast Pricing: $1.75

Lunch Pricing: $2.95

Lunch Visitors

Guests are welcome to join their students in the cafeteria & enjoy lunch together. Upon arriving to Auxier, please check-in at the Front Office & obtain a visitors badge. Family tables are located in the center of the Cafeteria to provide ample eating space. Students are welcome to invite 1 friend to Parent Table to join them for lunch. The Lunch Schedule is provided below for all grade levels.

Auxier PTO

2019-2020 Executive Board

Kim Pennartz, President

Sarah Trujillo, Vice President

Courtney Kleinebreil, Secretary

Katie Dial, Treasurer

Tiffany Power, Parlimentarian

Contact PTO via Email:

Stay Up to Date with the Auxier PTO by using the Konstella app.

Pop Tab Challenge!

PTO is participating in the Pop Tab Challenge!

Save the pull tabs from aluminum cans, bring your collection to school, & the recycled tabs will support the Ronald McDonald House Charities. A collection box is located in the Front Office by the PTO Bulletin Board.

Yearbook Sales

2019 - 2020 Yearbooks are Now on Sale!!

Purchases are exclusively online & due by March 1, 2020.

Please contact the Auxier PTO with any questions regarding your order.

Order Online Here

Action Teams Update

Students...when you arrive on campus in the morning for a Club or Action Team, please check-in at the Front Office so we can get you a Hall Pass. The Hall Pass lets the Staff know you are on your way to a meeting/activity. Thank you!!

Upcoming Club & Action Team Meetings

Monday, August 19th

Young Rembrandts @ 3:20pm - 4:20pm, Room #C1

Tuesday, August 20th

Green Team @ 7:45am, Room #A11

Choir @ 8:00am, Music Room

Box Tops @ 8:00am, Room #C8

Wednesday, August 21st

Student Council (STUCO) @ 7:30am, Room #A15

Digital Music Club @ 7:45am, LAB B

Thursday, August 22nd

Aviator Air Mail @ 8:15am, Room #A2

Friday, August 23rd

Green Team @ 7:45am, Room #A11

Kindness Kids @ 8:00am, Room #A6